Dave Duarte is founder at Treeshake.

As an educator and entrepreneur, he specialises in digital media, marketing and strategy. 

In 2014 Dave became a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He also serves on Endeavor’s Venture Corps, on the board of Mail & Guardian, and as Trustee for the Reach Trust, which serves over a million people in Southern Africa with mobile health and educational support. 

Prior to launching Treeshake Dave was Programme Director at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, where he launched the first social media strategy and mobile marketing courses in Africa; headed up Creative Commons South Africa; founded the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy; and co-founded South Africa’s largest Social Media Marketing agency, Cerebra.

A passionate promoter of creative side-projects, Duarte is an award winning blogger and public speaker.

Clients include (alphabetically):

Allan Gray, Cairo University, Castrol, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Clickatell, Curtin Graduate School of Business Perth, Deloitte, Discovery Health, First National Bank, Gordon Institute of Business Science, GrowthPoint, Investec, Jupiter Drawing Room, King James, Mail & Guardian, Mauritius Commercial Bank, Media24, Metropolitan, Naspers, Nestle, Ogilvy, Old Mutual, Pam Golding Properties, Pioneer Foods, Polytechnic of Namibia, Pearson, Primedia, Protea Hotels, Ramsay Media, Rand Merchant Bank, Mauritius Commercial Bank, Raymond Ackerman Academy, SABMiller, Sol Plaatjie Institute for Media Leadership, South African Airways, South Africa Tourism, Stellenbosch University, The United Nations, Toyota East Africa, USAID, University of Cape Town, University of Melbourne, Vega, Volkswagen, Woolworths, World Presidents Association, Young Presidents Association, Zoom Advertising.